​Manchester United youngster James Wilson appears set for another spell out on loan after failing to force his way into new United boss Jose Mourinho's thinking.


​According to reports in The Sun, Wilson will spend the 2016-17 season with Championship side Fulham after falling further down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


It is believed that the young Englishman will become Jose Mourinho's first departure since being announced as the Reds boss after the Portuguese excluded Wilson for the club's touring party for their visit to China.

A season-long loan move to Fulham is now in the offing for Wilson, who spent the last campaign at the same level playing for Brighton & Hove Albion.


Despite bursting onto the scene during Ryan Giggs' brief tenure in charge of United in 2013-14, scoring two goals on his debut against Hull City, Wilson's Old Trafford career has subsequently failed to materialise.

Under Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal, Wilson featured twice at the start of the 2015-16 season, as a substitute in a league defeat to rivals Arsenal and a starter in a league cup defeat with Middlesborough.


Despite playing under the Portuguese manager during United's 2-0 pre-season victory over Wigan on Saturday, Mourinho is keen for the 20-year-old to play away from Old Trafford.

After netting just five times during his loan spell on the south coast with Brighton, Mourinho is confident that he can compete with the quadrant of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney and new recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Wilson will instead look to forge an opening for himself during his time at Craven Cottage before returning to fight for a first-team spot in Manchester next season.

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